Back in 2014 when I lost hearing, I got tinnitus. It sounded exactly like those audiogram tones. Noticable before bed and especially when they put testing headphones on my head. Maybe because of pressure?
Stopped noticing it until I get into the testing booth.
Wearing widex dream, but didn’t get good comprehension with them in normal environments. In booth with headphones over them was ok.
So I’d say that I basically don’t have tinnitus just allergy to audiograms
Fast forward to my marvel experiment this year. Last 2 months it’s insane. When I remove HA for the bed, sound is constant wheeze or something.
2-4 months ago it was again back whenever I got those headphones, but only while testing. WRS was 70% at best.
With marvels I’ve reached it looks like 100%. I was told it’s that at CI evaluation last week, so they didn’t do those tests I wanted (to test the nerve), and they said that if nerve was damaged I’d have no chance of reaching 100%. So that’s good news.
Since they tested with only few words, I’m not convinced in numbers, so, I’ll have my fitter retest that.
But with simple ‘listen to only that ear using previously unknown material’ test, I definitely can understand almost everything. That’s huge improvement compared to just 2 months ago.
But consequence is noise for bed. If I put earplugs it’s even a bit higher. But without earplugs my hubby’s snoring will woke me and keep me awake.
I do manage to fall asleep relatively fast if I’m tired.
Pills I take for sleep (staying asleep, not for falling asleep per se) doesn’t seem to have an impact - noise is here, no matter if I take pills or not for a while.
But I am definitely surprised by loudness of that noise.
I don’t hear a bit of it with HAs on, even immediately before pulling them out, and no tinnitus management is used in HAs.
But after I pull them out, lie in bed, after few minutes it starts.
Anyone have any thoughts on this?
I think that this new HAs send so much stuff during the day and by night my ears and brain are just fried and exhausted, like sore muscles.
I don’t hear this noise when I wake up, with or without HAs.
Would maybe tinnitus management help with not poking ‘my frequencies’ as much during the day so my ears wouldn’t be that exhausted by night? If that’s the cause in the first place at all.
Or tinnitus management does not work that way?
I’ll ask my fitter about ideas but have appointment in a week, he’s completely booked out
When I came he did ask me about tinnitus and I said I don’t have it. Which was truth back then.
I think he’ll conclude that I’m even more crazy when I say to him, you know, now I have tinnitus because of those HAs
I read a bit here and see that most of you hear it all the time that must be exhausting
I was thinking about sleeping with HAs to test the idea but then snoring would kill me and since they’re still not mine (I haven’t paid for them) I am a bit afraid to damage them during the sleep so I didn’t experiment with that option.